The International Student’s Guide to Enrolling at GCU

International students gathered around a globe

Grand Canyon University has been welcoming students from diverse cultures and encouraging a sharing of student perspectives for more than 65 years. In this time, GCU has developed into one of the nation’s premier private universities. Examples of countries from which students come to learn at GCU include China, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Denmark, United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.

Are you considering enrolling as a full-time F-1 Visa student at GCU? If so, then please refer to our International Student Office can help guide you through the visa process. There are several benefits to enrolling at GCU, including no out-of-state tuition and opportunities to qualify for scholarships. Plus, GCU is located in heart of Phoenix, with various points of interest including Downtown Phoenix within miles of the university. To help you with the application process, consider the following information:

Contact a University Counselor

If you are planning to enroll or simply have questions about enrolling at GCU as an international student, the first step that you should consider is contacting one of our counselors by calling 855-GCU-LOPE.

Learn About the Admissions Process

To enroll at GCU as an international student, you must submit a completed application plus an International Student Sheet. Also, you will need to provide educational transcripts and an official document that serves as evidence of English proficiency. Are you already an F-1 student at another U.S. educational institution? If so, then our university counselors can guide you through the transfer process in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) after your acceptance at GCU.

Understand the Health Requirements

Before you can enroll in classes as an international student at GCU, you will need to submit verification of two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunizations. Documented evidence of immunization against or immunity to MMR is also acceptable. Commonly, our international students find it more affordable and convenient to receive these required immunizations before leaving their native country for the U.S.

All international students are required to carry health insurance through GCU. Insurance may not be waived and will be added automatically to your student account for payment. GCU partners with Aetna Student Health to provide health insurance for international students.

At Grand Canyon University, we provide an educational experience that is rooted in servant leadership. If you’d like to find out more about enrolling as an international student at GCU, then visit our website or use the Request More Information button located on this page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.